Emmanuel Jal

Comes to Prince Edward County

Find Your Voice: BIPOC Storytelling Workshop

Now more than ever, with the two global pandemics (COVID-19 and racial injustices), tragedies remind us that we must speak up, and ensure that our voices are heard. The most powerful way to do so is through storytelling.

World renowned South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor and recipient of The Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017, Emmanual Jal, has travelled the world telling his story as a former child soldier, and political activist. He uses art and creativity to knit together a powerful story of survival, resilience and empowerment. 

Jal will lead the BIPOC attendees through a one-day workshop on how best to amplify our voices, what framework and tools are needed, creating safe spaces for courageous speakers, and how to build empathy and make change; because silence is no longer an option, and because our voices, our stories need to be told. Woven together, our courageous and authentic stories can persuade, influence and inspire a better future.

  • Date: Saturday, May 15th
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Big Red Barn
  • Limit 40 tickets available based on HPE Public Health
  • To register for event, email: [email protected]

Come to beautiful Prince Edward County for this special workshop and enjoy all The County has to offer from art, wineries/breweries, food and nature. We look forward to having you join us at Big Red Barn, a peaceful farmhouse retreat welcoming guests with its communal, serene and healing energy.

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    • Mask Required
    • Social Distancing will be maintained of 6ft
    • This will be updated as we get closer to the date of the event.

Communities Working Together

Lotus Hero Project is pleased to be working with All Welcome Here to have Emmanuel Jal of My Life Is Art to be with us here in Prince Edward County. Stay tuned for the Find Your Voice Event, a storytelling workshop, taking place on Saturday, May 15, 2021 featuring Emmanuel Jal.